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5 Sights to See at Christ Church Cathedral, Travel Thursday

Living in Dublin for a year and being a historian of medieval Ireland, I was spoiled for surviving medieval spaces and haunts throughout the city (and country). 820 more words


Summer Beauty: My Top 12 Photos

I love taking pictures of all things that fall into my definition of beautiful. I only use my phone and sadly mine died at the beginning of August so I’ve been using my old one with a less than stellar camera, but I’ve still managed to capture some beauty throughout the summer. 60 more words


#OTD in 1920 – RIC Detective Swanzy was shot dead by Cork IRA volunteers while leaving Church in Lisburn, Co Antrim.

On 20 March 1920, Oswald Swanzy was in charge of a group of masked RIC policemen who entered the home of Tomás Mac Curtain, Lord Mayor of Cork, and killed him. 220 more words

Irish History

Christ Church Cathedral

Dublin’s oldest cathedral began life as a small church founded by Dunan, the first bishop of Dubliin, with funds from the Norse king of Dublin Sitriuc.  246 more words

The Peace Builders' Poems

The Jerusalem Peace Builders, Israeli young adults from the each of the Abrahamic faiths–Christianity, Islam, and Judaism–spent the week at the Cathedral. On Sunday, before reading the lessons in the service in Hebrew and Arabic, they explained themselves to us by reading poems they had written. 328 more words

On Our Shelves

Glaring Creature

Glaring gargoyle creature seems to exhibit extreme evil intent as seen on its distorted face looking down at passersby on Saint Catherine Street.

It along with plenty of other unique, malicious looking gargoyles carved into the Gothic Revival facade of Christ Church Cathedral are its guardians against real evil that allegedly stalks the downtown street in Montreal. 66 more words


Canterbury Cathedral

While I wouldn’t exactly call myself a history buff, I did enjoy the subject back in school, and to this day, I still enjoy visiting old castles, cathedrals, palaces, etc. 1,737 more words